Our Board of Directors

Our Directors are unpaid volunteers who do not claim expenses

Rob Ainsworth. A Chartered Accountant who was a PLC Finance Director for 20 years before establishing his own Interim Executive business supporting UK and USA PLCs and Private Equity clients.

Stephen Beggs. A chartered Civil & Structured Engineer involved with pier restoration works since 1995. Proud to be part of a team safeguarding this beautiful structure towards its 150th year.

Chris Blades. A Clevedon born entrepreneur with extensive experience of local government including a term as Chair of North Somerset Council.

Andrew Brown. A Bristolian who escaped to Clevedon in 2003 and has worked in the construction industry since leaving college. He is MD of a Civil Engineering company as well as being involved in a number of other businesses.

Peter Cawley. Managing Director of a locally based national engineering enterprise with extensive board level Operational experience in the manufacturing sector.

Phil Curme (Chairman). A specialist in the leadership and management of change with extensive experience of delivering large-scale transformational programmes in the financial services sector. Recently attained an MA in Military History.

Anne Hughes. Teacher, musician and education manager in UK and abroad for many years and now International Development Manager for a school photography company.

Simon Talbot Ponsonby. A Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience in running both multi-disciplinary large-scale strategic projects, and, through his long association with the Pier, running charities.

Steve Sparks. A Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol with interests in public education and the environment with extensive Board experience including, currently, the Natural History Museum.

Tom Vaughan. A marketing and communication specialist who has worked for large FTSE 100 companies and smaller local organisations.

Mandy Vickers. A qualified Management Accountant who spent 23 years working for Crest Nicholson’s commercial property arm, developing Gloucester Docks and Bristol Harbourside.